Source: http://uncleas.livejournal.com/88068.html Hello everyone, apparently, Italian separatists from the Veneto region (Venice) built a “tank”, which they intended to use during demonstrations for territory independence. The demonstration was supposed to take place on the famous San Marco square in Venice. Unfortunately (for them), the separatists haven’t had time to deploy this contraption, as they were arrested on the charges of terrorism, attempts to threaten democratic order and illegal building of weapons. In total, Italian police special operations unit arrested 16 people and conducted 33 searches, during which, the “tank” was discovered. This home-made armored vehicle was created by bolting on armor and adding a gun to a regular tracked tractor, but as for the weapon, the sources vary. According to some Italian news, the separatists tried to equip the tractor with a 12mm gun, but failed. For two of the arrested men, this was not their first time creating ad-hoc armor, as during the events of May 1997, they created an armored truck by welding armor plates on a regular lorry vehicle. The 1997 armored truck:

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